Beyoncé Performs Duet With Ed Sheeran At Stevie Wonder Tribute

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He may have established his status as a bona-fide musician when his album X topped charts worldwide last year, but Ed Sheeran looked like he couldn’t believe his luck when superstar Beyoncé took the stage to perform a surprise duet in honor of 25-time Grammy winner Stevie Wonder.

Wearing a micro-mini Michael Costello dress and Giuseppe Zanotti shoes, the duo belted a “Fingertips Pt. 2″/”Master Blaster”/”Higher Ground” medley with guitar great Gary Clark Jr for the Stevie Wonder: Songs In The Key Of Life – An All-Star GRAMMY Salute presented by presented by The Recording Academy, AEG Ehrlich Ventures and CBS on Tuesday, Feb. 10.

Other highlights of the night included the formation of a modern-day girl band with musical divas Janelle Monae, Jill Scott and India Arie to perform “As,” while mismatched duets between Pharrell Williams/OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder and Babyface/Ariana Grande joined forces to perform “Don’t You Worry ‘Bout a Thing” and “Signed, Sealed, Delivered,” respectively.

Nonetheless, the evening ended with an emotional performance of “Isn’t She Lovely” by Ne-Yo, a song inspired by the birth of Wonder’s daughter Aisha Morris. During this time, host LL Cool J asked the audience to close their eyes to get a glimpse of Wonder’s life, saying: “He’s loved [Aisha] for 40 years, but has only seen her in his mind.”

With very few dry eyes left in the theater, Morris herself joined Ne-Yo onstage to change the lyrics of “Isn’t She Lovely” to honor her proud, beaming father sitting in the first row.

“If you make music in any way, you learned something from Stevie Wonder,” LL Cool J told the celebrity-packed audience. “Thank God for Stevie Wonder.”

The two-hour special will be broadcast in HDTV and 5.1 surround sound on the CBS Television Network on Monday, Feb. 16 from 9 – 11 p.m. ET/PT.

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